Kevin Durant breaks out KD 17

Though images have been circulating of the KD 17 for several weeks, the man himself, Kevin Durant took them to the court in Game 1 of the Suns opening round Western Conference playoff series.  They feature an-black aesthetic ( a possible wear test sample?) with the clear translucent KD logo on the tongue offering the only sibilance of visual variety.  A black midsole and matching rubber outsole completes the monochromatic look.  As it currently stands the KD 17 is planned to debut May 24 at nike.com and select retail venues.…

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PE Corner: KD breaks out another one

title image via hkd_35 Earlier this week against the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns star forward Kevin Durant took to the court in yet another PE of his KD 16 sneaker.  This multi-color sneaker sports a purple weave upper overlaid with orange. Red support wings are present on both the lateral and medial sides, with a blue tongue and inner adding to the multi-hued aesthetic.  KD logos sit on each tongue, completing an upper that resides atop a fuschia-speckled bone midsole and rubber outsole.  As with so many Player Exclusives,…

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KD 16 PE réminiscent of classic SB Dunk

This season Kevin Durant has taken to the hardwood in a plethora of exclusive looks of his KD 16 sneaker.  A recent iteration hearkens back to a classic Dunk, 2006’s “Mork and Mindy” Dunk High SB.  It sports a red and grey upper with a chrome lateral wing. A small metallic silver Swoosh has its home on the lateral ankle, while black shows up for the branding on the medial ankle and wing. Grey piping laps the upper separating the solid red and red and grey multi layer mesh at…

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The “Slim Reaper” Nike KD 16

This KD 16 is inspired by one of Kevin Durant’s nicknames, Slim Reaper, which I read he apparently is not a fan of. It sports a wine and black multi-layer mesh upper with white Swooshes flanking both sides of the rear foot. The lower third of the upper is black and is delineated from the upper portion by silver (possibly reflective ) piping. Clear and black support wings occupy the lateral and medial sides respectively; a KD logo finds its home on the tongue with “Slim Reaper” appearing on a…

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Kevin Durant wears another KD 16 PE

While warming up before a recent game, Kevin Durant tool a new color of his KD 16 to the court. This Player Edition sports a white upper with an orange and pink piping separating the aforementioned white from the metallic chrome below. Black KD and Nike on the tongue, rear heel and sides, respectively. As these are a PE, there is no word of a planned retail release.

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“Wanda” Nike KD 16 now available

This colour of the KD 16 pays homage to the NBA superstar’s mother, Wanda Durant. The upper is comprised of a multilayer mesh that is outfitted in mint foam , with stadium green and and emerald rise also showing in the form of nubuck overlays. Jewelry-inspired patterns find thier home on the tongue as well as the inner, while reflective piping laps the upper. .A KD logo occupiers its typical location on the right tongue , however the left features a WD logo, a tribute to KD’s mother. Underneath the…

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“Easy Money” Nike KD 3: Official Images

The KD III has been called back into service, with the “All-Star” colorway having previously made its second retail run in February and now a colorway that hearkens back to Durant’s early days in OKC is set to debut. It sports a light silver leather upper underlaid with forefoot section equipped with Flywire and mesh panels on both the lateral and medial sides. Blue Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides, with the former filled with a series of repeating “100”, which is a nod to KD’s “Easy Money” moniker.…

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“Weatherman” Nike KD IV returning next summer

The “Weatherman” KD IV is not just one of the crown jeewls on the KD line but one of the most well-received and still highly coveted sneakers that Nike Basketball has birthed over the past 15 years. There is great news for fans of the sneneakers- it is slated to make its return in 2024. At this juncture there are no images , but what we should see a sneaker that is faithful receation of its 2011 progenitor, meaning we should see a mostly green upper with yellow, red and…

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Check out these images of “NY v NY” Nike KD 16

This upcoming KD 16 is made for the New York vs New York , an annual summer tournament that brings together the crème de la crème from six summer leagues – Watson (Bronx), West 4th (Manhattan), Lincoln Park (Queens), Gersh (Brooklyn), Dyckman (Manhattan), and Tri-State (Manhattan). It sports a wine upper with gold piping that laps the upper. Metallic gold Swooshes flank the heel/achilles area, along with a gold button on the rear heel that reads “EASY”. The tongue reads “NY vs NY” as a reference to the tournament, replacing…

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“Triple Red” Nike KD 16 on the way

This upcoming, eye-catching colorway of the KD 16 sports a monochromatic aesthetic, with red showing up on it’s combination mesh and nubuck upper along with all of its brandings. The same hue also takes care of the midsole and outsole. More information on these, and other colours of the KD will be reported as it avails itself.

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